Tip: How To Feel At Home

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Josh and I were taking a walk in this Indian land where we are now expats, when he suddenly says: “I just realized the sky is there, and it looks the same as the sky in America.” He goes on saying: “If you look down or around, everything is different to America, the ground is different, the people are different, the animals are different. But the sky is the same. If the sky was red I would be okay with it because I would just think: Oh we are in a different planet. But if I look up at the blue sky, I can feel at home.”

I thought some people might appreciate this poetic tip and decided to share.

So, whenever you are away and you feel homesick, just look up at the sky that you know very well and imagine yourself to be at home.

I’ll leave you with a few poetic quotes about the sky:

You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.  ~Henry David Thoreau

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.  ~e.e. cummings

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can only appreciate a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.  ~Author Unknown

I’d like to just get one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around.  ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.  ~Rumi

I never get tired of the blue sky.  ~Vincent van Gogh

Clouds are like boogers hanging on the nostrils of the moon.  ~Robin Williams

3 thoughts on “Tip: How To Feel At Home

  1. When F (in DF) and I used to talk on the phone with a full moon, I’d remind him that he and I were both looking at the same moon. It made us feel closer together.

    I like the sky idea. I’ll have to try it some time.


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where the sky is often a steely gray in the winter. Probably very different from India.

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